Eight is Enough - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • An Eight is Enough Wedding
    10/15/89
    5.5
    David is engaged to a divorcée his sisters don't approve of. Tommy hires Nicholas to work for him.
  • Eight is Enough: A Family Reunion
    10/18/87
    6.5
    The Bradford family reunites in the first of two TV reunion movies. Since the end of the show in 1981, all the Bradford kids - with the exception of Nicholas - have moved out of the Bradford house. The Bradfords are preparing to celebrate Tom's birthday when he faces unemployment.
  • Father Knows Best? (aka Father Dearest)
    Jeremy's father comes to take him to L.A., but Tom and Abby seek out custody for themselves. David's high school 10-year reunion brings back friends and memories.
  • Goals
    Goals
    Episode 21
    5/16/81
    7.0
    A shoulder injury threatens Merle's career. A patient of Mary's falls for her. Jeremy takes a job offering experimental products.
  • Starting Over
    Starting Over
    Episode 20
    5/9/81
    7.7
    David and Janet reconcile. Jeremy finds a skull in the garden. Nicholas thinks Elizabeth dating the coach will help him get on the basketball team.
  • Idolbreaker (2)
    Idolbreaker (2)
    Episode 19
    4/18/81
    7.5
    Ellen tells Tommy that she doesn't want to marry him and Tommy isn't sure what he wants to do. At the last minute, they both realize it is not the right thing to do. Joanie is jealous when the station hires a female anchor. Jeremy drops hints about his upcoming birthday. Nicholas plans a surprise birthday for Jeremy.moreless
  • Idolbreaker (1)
    Idolbreaker (1)
    Episode 18
    4/11/81
    7.5
    Just as Tommy's career is about to take off, his old girlfriend returns to tell Tommy she is pregnant after it is announced that his band has been booked for a national tour. Nicholas wins a girl's heart by standing up to a bully. Mary, Nancy, Elizabeth, and Joanie adopt a bum named Max, and bring him home for dinner.moreless
  • Yet Another Seven Days in February
    4/4/81
    7.9
    Tommy dates the daughter of a radio station owner to get his band some exposure, while David dates the girl's mother. Jeremy gets tired out chasing after an athletic woman.
  • The Best Little Telethon in Sacramento
    Jeremy tries to become the manager for Tommy's band. Meanwhile, Joanie gets selected to organize a charity telethon.
  • If The Glass Slipper Fits
    3/11/81
    7.2
    Nancy's conflicted over a modeling assignment that would require her to go topless. Elizabeth wants to date Alan Anderson, who only seems to want friendship. Nicholas hunts for apartments for David.
  • The Way We Were
    The Way We Were
    Episode 14
    3/4/81
    7.7

    David moves into an apartment; Tommy auditions as a guitarist; Ernie and Jill are dating; Nicholas and Jeremy deliver newspapers for the Sacramento Tribune.

  • Vows
    Vows
    Episode 13
    2/18/81
    7.0
    Jeremy meets a new girlfriend at a Fred Astaire film festival. Tom and Abby decide to renew their marriage vows on their 3rd anniversary, and they agree to let the kids handle the arrangements. David and Janet try to hide the fact that they have split up.
  • David's Rib
    David's Rib
    Episode 12
    1/28/81
    7.4
    Joanie involves David in the renovation of an old opera house. However, Janet is the legal counsel for the developer who wants to build low-income housing on the site. Nicholas gets a horse from Joe Simons and Abby help him find a way to keep it. Merle returns home from the New York Mets, but Susan is too tired from taking care of Sandra Sue to enjoy his visit.moreless
  • Second Thoughts
    Second Thoughts
    Episode 11
    1/21/81
    7.7
    Nancy discovers the down side of fame. Abby tells Joanie to reevaluate her professional life. Tommy wants to buy Nicholas' rock concert ticket.
  • Darlene Dilemma
    Darlene Dilemma
    Episode 10
    1/14/81
    7.5
    Abby is proud of the progress one of her students has made and invites her to the house for dinner. Jeremy falls for 16-year-old Darlene, who likes to flirt and cause trouble, and he refuses to listen to Abby's advice about her. Nancy gets a modeling job as the spokesperson for a shady heating and cooling company. Nicholas tries to impress a 12-year-old girl with his cooking ability.moreless
  • Bradfordgate
    Bradfordgate
    Episode 9
    1/7/81
    8.4
    Tom is nominated for a political post by the governor, which ends up more than he can live with. Joanie goes undercover to do a story on a video dating service. Nicholas tries to get rid of his "cute" image.
  • Strike
    Strike
    Episode 8
    12/17/80
    7.5
    With finances tight due to a strike at the Register, Nicholas suggests a barter system to save money.
  • Maltese Airline Bag
    12/10/80
    8.6
    Nicholas and a friend deliver packages for money. Construction competition stymies David's hopes to get work. Abby and Donna want to throw Tom a surprise party.
  • Holly (aka So Close)
    11/26/80
    7.5
    Tommy has romantic feeling for a new songwriting partner. The Bradfords' garage is turned into an apartment for Merle and Susan. Jeremy returns to school and is tempted to fall in with the wrong crowd.
  • Generations
    Generations
    Episode 5
    11/19/80
    7.2
    Joan's father doesn't approve of Abby's parenting style over his grandchildren. Sandra Sue is brought home from the hospital. Tommy works at a strip club.
  • Welcome to Memorial Dr. Bradford
    11/12/80
    8.0
    Abby becomes a guidance counselor at a violent high school. The family must drive Tom everywhere when he fails the test to renew his license. Nicholas is dared to steal a yo-yo.
  • Jeremy
    Jeremy
    Episode 3
    11/5/80
    7.4
    Abby takes custody of her ill-mannered nephew, Jeremy, following the death of her sister-in-law. Joanie becomes anchor of the sports report. Nicholas charges money to look at pictures in Mary's medical textbooks.
  • And Baby Makes Nine (2)
    10/29/80
    7.0
    Susan is forced to deliver via Ceasarian section.
  • And Baby Makes Nine (1)
    10/29/80
    7.0
    Susan's pregnancy may affect Merle's shot at the big leagues. Elizabeth ponders moving in with Jack. Nicholas and Tom found a scout troop.
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